Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CDS Antique Scrolls - Serenity





This was my sneak peak at Clear Dollar Stamp's new release for last night...a little delayed due to not sufficient lighting for nice pictures! (I got the stamps in the mail yesterday due to living in Canada)...I finished the card late in the evening and here it is in all it's glory! lol

This set is called Antique Scrolls and it is very versatile. I was really nice to make a pretty card without having to spend time colouring an image - not something that I am used to! I have heat embossed the white motifs with white embossing powder and then took some mellow moss ink and sponged it in the center to really bring out some of the details.




I then took the little solid flower and it's matching outline to create the next layer by stamping them in a pattern and then cutting around it. Next came the sponged circle and then more flowers individually cute and then layered. Added some stickles (of course) and then a flat backed Swarovski crystal. The crystal in my opinion just really finishes it off :)





I really wanted this card to look incredibly sophisticated without being "stuffy" lol. I added the panel under the main image and it consists of soft sky CS with vellum adhered to it and then cuttlebugged. Started quilting my card and then added the little ovals with the gemstone brads (my favourite)


Card Recipe:

Paper: Soft Sky, River Rock, Mellow Moss, Papertrey White, K&Co. DP
Ink: Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Versa Mark, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Brads, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Stickles, Cuttlebug, Nestabilites, Swarovski Crystal, Small and Large Oval Punches, 1/2" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Sponges


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17 comments:

Erin K said...

Kim this is stunning. :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

*sigh* This card is the epitome of sophistication, elegance, beauty...there are not enough words to describe this card!! I am in complete Awe!!! Oh man...what a beauty!!!

Laurie Wilson said...

JUST GORGEOUS!! Wow, the white embossing and layered/popped up floral designs are so elegant! WOW.

Jennifer Ofiana said...

OMGosh... this rocks... it's so beautiful. I love the colors!!!

Mimi Hornberger said...

This is so very beautiful! TFS! XO, Mimi

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous card ... the sponging really highlights the design.

Sue said...

What a beautiful card!

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful colors on this Kim! love the layers on the center stamping - very nice!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous papers

Beth said...

A work of beautiful, elegance- not at all stuffy- lol! Love this!

Julia Aston said...

Hi again Kim! I've given you an award on my blog -check it out!

Candyf said...

This card is stunning. Love the colors and everything about it.

candyf

chelemom said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! There is so much detail in this card, that I had to look at it for quite awhile before commenting!!!

Nicole Steele said...

Between you and Michelle Zindorf, I'm convinced I need these antique type scrolls! You have made a gorgeous card! I just found your blog and I went back to look at your archived work. I love your style - I look forward to seeing more!

Erin Bigler said...

One word (said with great emphasis): BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!!!!

Jane said...

Wow, this is amazing! And considering you did it all in one sitting after JUST receiving the stamps??? That's amazingly amazing! :-) Great job!

Jane

Barefootstamper said...

This is just beautiful!

You got a shout out for the Card of the Week -- you can check out the post at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/07/card-of-the-wee.html